20 popular kimono patterns and their meanings Japanese ...

Maru or a circle (en, round) is without beginning or end, and for that it is regarded as an auspicious pattern which signifies eternity.There are various round patterns such as a mirror pattern or hana maru mon (rounded flower pattern) which is of a flower drawn in a circle. Since “円en (round)” also means “縁en (fate or chance)” in Japanese, it is a favored pattern for wedding gowns.…

Japanese Patterns: Traditional Motifs and Designs

Jan 06, 2017 · Shippo, seven treasures in Japanese, has a meaning of the unending chain of expansion of harmony and peace. The seven treasures in Buddhism: gold, silver, lapis lazuli, agate, crystal, and Tridacna which believed to live more than a thousand years. Shippo pattern by sashiko (needlework) (3.bp.blogspot.com)…